Five Easy Healthy Recipes To Add To Your Weekly Routine

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Whether for one or for a few, cooking can be a labor of love. Combine that with a busy schedule and the whole idea sounds even less appealing. To save you {and your budget} from an endless routine of take-out, we have rounded up five easy recipes to add to your arsenal. Each one has been tried and tested, and not only are they delicious, but also nutritious, and for more novice cooks, not overly ambitious {see what we did there hehe}. See below for the recipes!

One Pan Chicken and Veggies

We make variations of this about once a week, it’s a great dish for dinner and lunch leftovers!

{image via Pinterest}

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Pour olive oil into a 9×13 pan or cookie sheet so that it’s covered {you’ll want enough to toss the veggies in!}

Add in chicken breast {we also use pork tenderloin} and veggies of your choice – our go-to mix is sweet potato, broccoli, carrots, onion, tomatoes and kale. {Tip – add in the kale during the last 15 minutes of baking}.

Season with salt and pepper and bake for 35 minutes, stirring the veggies and flipping the meat halfway through.

Energy Bites 

The best thing about these is that they are completely customizable, and they only take about 15 minutes to make. These are great for breakfast or midday snacks.

{image via Pinterest}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nuts of your choice {we usually use a mix of walnuts and almonds}
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup nut butter of your choice {we usually use almond butter}
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit of your choice {we usually use cherries}
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • A pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg, for taste

Pulse the oats and nuts in a food processor or magic bullet until it resembles a flour-like texture. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until mixed. Shape into 1-inch balls and store in the freezer.

Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Although squash will never be pasta, this is a tasty alternative. A tip for making cutting the squash easier – microwave it for a minute or two!

{image via Damn Delicious}

Taco Bowls

This original recipe inspired us to make our own variation of taco bowls, and we add even more veggies by using cauliflower rice instead of quinoa.

{image via What’s Gaby Cooking}

Pour olive oil in a large skillet and brown the ground turkey. Add in white onion and bell peppers and sauté until soft. Add in rinsed black beans, corn and the riced cauliflower {we buy this at Trader Joe’s}. Eat alone or over a romaine lettuce base, top with salsa and avocado, and enjoy!

Banana Bread Muffins

These are SO easy to make and so good for you! Just bananas, dates, oats and eggs – but chocolate chips make everything better 🙂  {We recommend adding a little water too, to make mixing easier!}

Banana Bread Muffins - made with just 5 wholesome ingredients! no refined sugar, naturally gluten free, and SO yummy! | pinchofyum.com

{image via A Pinch of Yum}

 

What are your favorite go-to recipes? Let us know in the comments!

 

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